Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday:  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closed:  December 24 - January 31,

August 1-31

Indians of Texas: A Look Back in Time05-Mar-2016

Indians of Texas: A Look Back in Time. This exhibit tells the saga of Indians of Texas from before the time of the Spanish conquest and before they were decimated by European diseases; Spanish missions and the attempt to Christianize the Indians; the advent of the horse and movement of..

Bison Bison: The Magnificent Best of the American Plains07-Mar-2015

Giant herds of bison, totaling perhaps as many as 30,000,000 animals, once roamed the Great Plains from the frozen forests of the Northwest Territories in Canada to present-day Mexico—the largest bio mass of land mammals ever. Known commonly as the American buffalo, these creatures are ine..

Regional Art of Latin America: A Sampler16-Sep-2014

Regional Art of Latin America: A Sampler opens Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Museum of the Americas. This exhibit focuses on the bellas artes, or fine art tradition. The exhibit presents an opportunity to discover the variety of Latin American art by showing examples of water colors, oil..

Folk Art Nativities 201319-Oct-2013

Folk Art Nativities of the Americas opens at the Museum of the Americas with the addition of a 19” high, three-dimensional retablo from Lima, Peru. This extraordinary retablo features the birth of Jesus in the bottom tier and the throne of the Risen Christ in the top tier. This piece and..

Beads and Rawhide: Heritage of the Plains Indians09-Mar-2013

The Plains Indians we know from film and books are defined by the advent of the horse in the 17th and 18th centuries, horses which were introduced to the New World by the Spaniards. Plains Indians were primarily nomadic and ranged across the vast tableland of grass stretching from Northern Albe..

Folk Art Nativities22-Oct-2011

Folk Art Nativities of the Americas features over 100 nativites crafted by village artisans and indigenous peoples from throughout the Native American Southwest, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. They share traditional elements but display great variety in color and size, in med..

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Discover ALL of The Americas

The Museum of the Americas presents the colorful and diverse heritage of native peoples of the Americas through a representative collection of late 19th and 20th century artifacts, crafts, and folk art. The rich cultural traditions of these peoples are reflected in the intricate and distinctive designs of the objects they make for daily use, for religious ceremonies and for trade.



The goal of the Museum of the Americas is to nurture understanding of and appreciate for diverse peoples, their history, the beauty they create, and their struggles to survive and preserve their culture when adapting to a changing and often harsh world.


Explore the carvings of Northwest Coast Indians, the graphics of the Plains Indians, colorful custumes of the Seminole Indians of Florida, intricately designed molas from the Kuna Indians of Panama, a complete miniature Mexican village, santos, retablos, and a 19th century altar from Mexico. Take a visual trip through the Western Hemisphere of the past and the present.

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